Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Super Crafted Vegan Hand Bags - "Ethical, Cruelty-Free and Sustainable"

Heyy !!!! Are you vegan lover?  Do you love up cycling? Have you ever experienced upcycled bags?Are you looking for a bag brand which does not involve any cruelty?
Are you bored with your leather bags? 
Then you need to shift your mindset and explore something new. 

An Indian brand call Ecowings is committed to take you to the most adventurous moments through its vegan style and make you realize the real life beauty. It makes you feel proud while carrying eocwings vegan bags.

Handmade with passion, love and with a great level of craftsmanship. Check out the full story in this short video. I am sure you would love to watch this inspiring short film.


Do you want to know, why people experience the most exciting and thrilling moments with ecowings vegan bags?  Truck tire tube is the most durable material and having no side effects. It has a long life and very strong as compared to leather.

If we replace our leather products with vegan leather (Recycled Rubber), then it can lead to sustainable future and can reduce carbon foot print.

These upcycled bags are prepared in Central India by skilled craftsmen, who have injected their soul into these beautiful pieces.

Every single bag you carry in your hand has a great significance on this planet as it saves one's life and makes you feel good from inside.

These series of posters shows the passion and its story behind the brand values.

For more information, you may visit Ecowings global website. www.ecowings.in

Thanks for your time!
Keep smiling and inspiring :)

Ecowings Team

Sunday, 18 June 2017

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Design Vs Engineering 

It's has been more than 12 years and now when we solve everyday problems  then I realized  the difference  between  design  and engineering.  I completed my electric engineering  in 2003 and finished my Product  Design in 2008.  Now I can clearly compare both the sides of this coin when life is in full swing.

Engineering  made me learn how to copy things and close the chapters where as design made me learn how to innovate things and systems to open  new chapters.

Engineering  was like a vertical  stick where we had to go in vertical  direction whereas design is like a tree which pushes you on top,  bottom and in multi dimensions.

Engineering  we used to do formalities  to finish up our assignments  where as design made us fall in love with products,  graphics and ideas.

Engineering used to be taught like spoon feeding  and design was like taking the challenge where professors  used to leave us in a high density thought galaxy and we had to manufacture  our own spoon and Cerelac.

‌Engineering  made us learn to score marks else you will fail,  though the real learning  happened or not does not matter,  people will see your marks and will evaluate  based on your mark sheet whereas in Design no one is interested  to see our marks and Grades.  They look your ideas and it's potential.

‌In engineering  professors  used to lead our life whereas in design we used to lead our life,  thoughts and ideas... and that was the real time challenge.

‌In engineering professors  used to prove the derivations and we used to sit on the benches but in design  we used to stand opposite side of the benches to prove our ideas,  processes and derivations and professors used to sit on benches.

‌In engineering life was 10.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M then go back to home,  but in design  life used to start after 5.00 P.M. And stretch your self to capture the world from wide angel lenses, there is no limit.

‌In engineering we only had to learn about our subject but in design we had to go beyond  the subject and get new experiences which is not your subject at all but you have to know about  that.

‌In engineering  we had never touched the giant  dinosaur problems and not able to have that  daring but in design we were pushed to touch the snakes and we actually experienced  them in our hands.

‌ Engineering used to tell me..... you may get good opportunities based on your marks and degree but design told me you will never  get job and projects based on your marks.... And it accelerated my thinking and exploded my energy to create  opportunities not only  for me but also for people  around me.

‌ Being an engineer  I was searching job for me but being a designer I could  get confidence how I can create work to sustain.

‌In engineering there was one answer  of a problem but in design there were 100 answers of a problem.

‌My intention  is not to de motivate engineers but it is my experience with both the disciplines.


‌ Kapil

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Upcycle edge and its various dimensions : 

Over the period, apart from the Upcycling and eco awareness among the mass, we have realized several deeper experiences with the rural and economically weaker section people. We want to bring transformation through service and humanity. We believe, nature needs our help as well as there are many needy craftsmen who have strong skills and crafting abilities creating greater value for the people around us. Ecowings is passionate to give them a wider platform through its global network.
Implementing simple concepts and ideas are making really big differences not only to save our environment but also creating greater livelihood for needy people. Upcycling is such a unique process which involves lot of creativity and crafting skills. We always try to blend technology, Usability, Aesthetics and functional design with creativity to come up new sustainable innovations.

Upcycling in Indian Scenario : 

In India the concept of Up-cycling is still far behind, it has greater level of potential to tap the market and can open new product design interventions. As per our point of view so far Upcycling is more like a craft skills and needs to be understood with different perspectives. When the "Design" term is involved in up-cycling then we are talking something serious and it has deeper significance to meet the user needs and current fashions. In India there are few brands who are offering Upcycled Products but the current product range is having more craft and individual hobby fragrances. So far many initiatives were taken but only few Upcycled brands could sustain because of lack of branding and lack of understanding, lesser involvement in design and styling.

At Ecowings every day goes for new discoveries and searching for new materials, concepts, ideas mock ups etc. We try to stretch ourselves from our shelves and get the real experiences for the innovative outcomes.

Upcycling Opportunities :

1. Increasing number of mobile devices and their consumption creating question mark for the future and causing pollution across the mass. This is is the area where several potential opportunities can be identified to come up new life style products.

2. Huge amount of Electrical industrial waste is coming out. We need to open ourselves and look at the potential opportunities.

3. Upcycling for the Wild Life Protection : How upcycling could be a powerful tool to save wild life. It can accelerate the young creative potential and connect them to nature and its significance.





The list goes on !!


Have a rocking time.

Kapil Sharma

green impact through innovation
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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Lenses from Holland at Ecowings India !

We all had a great time with four Dutch young enthusiastic people from Holland during their India Trip. Specially Joost and Bernhard who were together with me for four days while preparing short film for Ecowings and discussed several things about life, education, culture, sustainability, communication and many more subjects. It was a wonderful experience while working on the Ecowings short film in Indore in which many complexities and talents were involved together. I wish each and every single day should be this much productive with full acceleration and ideas. If we walk on the path with clear directions then it becomes much more easier to reach and journey becomes more faster as you imagine.

It was an honor for us as this time Holland's Prime Minister Mr. Mark Rutte recently visited India to meet our Honorable Prime Minister Shree Narendar Modi to build positive and mutual grounds for both the countries. I must share the statement given by Netherland's PM Mark Rutte - "At this moment, we have 180-200 Dutch companies operating in India and over 60 branches of Indian companies in the Netherlands," No doubt, It is his great step is to create a bridge for future developments and growth which may bring prosperity and open new opportunities for both the countries. Keeping the same mindset and vision we are continuously putting our efforts through our mutual collaborations as we already have established with Angela Rooijmans in Holland and intend to broaden our horizons to spread our sustainable ideas and innovations for the benefits of environment and green future.

We have several resources available and we just need to combined them together with greater level of clarity and creativity with further national and international collaborations to open new channels. Right from the childhood, Indians are taught as they have to compete within the community in which they restrict themselves, but from my point of view we should connect ourselves with this planet and seek out greater opportunities to work together where cross culture activities and positive actions can be involved to achieve the set targets, higher purpose and goals which will not only enrich our skills and individual weaker section people but also for strengthen our nation as well. Through this way we could be more responsible for what we are doing here and can create wider platforms for the skilled people.

While interacting with Bernahard V and Joost D many discussion happened and I realized the gaps in our education system needs to be filled with innovative approaches. We wish if we could create a platform in future for Eco Conscious Education.

My sincere Thanks to Angela Rooijmans and the entire team from Holland.


Kapil Sharma
Principal Designer | Founder
Ecowings India

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Health Impacts of Burning Tires in Cement Kilns :

Ten years ago, Holcim applied to burn hazardous wastes at its cement plant near Headwaters State Park north of Three Forks. After years of public outcry, the application was withdrawn. Now Holcim is planning to seek a permit to burn scrap tires. Cement kilns are designed to make cement, not to be efficient waste incinerators. Burning scrap tires in cement kilns releases benzene and heavy metals and produces dioxins. These toxins are associated with a wide range of serious health problems including reproductive impairment, developmental delay and cancer. Burning tires also presents the potential for loss of productivity and reduced marketability of agricultural products in areas impacted by waste burning facilities. Until health studies are done on populations - of plants, wildlife, livestock, humans - impacted by waste burning cement kilns, the process can not be considered safe.

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What makes up a tire?

Tires are composed of natural rubber from rubber trees, synthetic rubber made from petrochemical feedstocks, carbon black, extender oils, steel wire, up to 17 heavy metals, other petrochemicals and chlorine.
  • Synthetic rubber often contains the organic chemicals styrene and butadiene. Styrene, a benzene derivative, is a suspected human carcinogen.
  • Butadiene is known to cause cancer in laboratory animals and is a suspected human carcinogen. Studies show a strong association between leukemia and butadiene.
  • Extender oils contain benzene based compounds which cause cancer in laboratory animals. Crude oil contains heavy metals, including, but not limited to, lead, chromium, cadmium, and mercury.
  • A coal and tire chlorine content comparison showed that tires may contain as much as 2 to 5 times the chlorine level of western coal. The coal averaged a chlorine weight of .04% and tires showed a weight range of .07 to .2 percent. (CIWMBA, pg. 69).

Combustion Issues

Waste incinerators designed for that purpose are required to have afterburners or secondary combustion chambers to achieve the highest possible combustion efficiency. Cement kilns lack secondary chambers to assure complete destruction of wastes. "Upset" events, when a malfunction occurs in the cement making process, that result in uncontrolled emissions and possible large releases of particulate matter, are common.

Inadequate combustion can result in these chemicals being released into the air and lead to the creation of toxic byproducts. Byproducts of the incomplete combustion of benzene based compounds include dioxins, furans, PAH's (polyaromatic hydrocarbons), and PCB's (polychlorinated biphenyls), all recognized by health officials as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. Incineration of chlorine and chlorinated compounds creates dioxins. Metals are not destroyed at any temperature, 100% are released into the air or concentrated into the cement product or the waste material of the process.


The term "dioxin" refers to a group of persistent, very toxic chemicals including dioxins, furans and some PCB's. Dioxin is a byproduct of industrial processes using chlorine. Recent EPA data ranks municipal waste incinerators, hazardous waste burning cement kilns, and medical waste incinerators as the leading sources of dioxin.

Dioxin released into the air can travel long distances in the atmosphere before settling onto soil, water and plants. It enters crops via the soil, from particles deposited on leaves, and by absorption of dioxin vapors from the air into the plant. Dioxin doesn't break down readily, but accumulates in the fatty tissues of animals consuming those plants, and concentrates in meat, eggs, and dairy products and consequently in humans. These toxins also biomagnify, which means that as dioxins move up the food chain, their concentrations are repeatedly multiplied. A study of biomagnification of low levels of dioxin from soil and feed into chickens showed levels of dioxins found in eggs and chickens tissues that were 10 to 200 fold greater than the soil concentrations. (Petras)
The EPA's 1994 Draft Reassessment of Dioxin concluded that there is no safe level of exposure to dioxin; even at extremely low levels a wide range of serious health effects are possible, including reproductive impairment, developmental injuries, and increased risk of diabetes.

Heavy Metals

Metals do not break down in the environment so they build steadily increasing concentrations in soil.

Metals taken up from the soil or deposited on plants from the air can contaminate crops. When cadmium levels in soil were increased by 50 parts per million, wheat yields declined 25%, with greater productivity damage as the cadmium levels increased. (Page) Metals bioaccumulate, moving from the environment into tissues of living beings where they build up over time. Low levels of lead can cause mental retardation, learning disabilities and stunted growth in children.


"...promoting burning waste tires in cement kilns cannot be supported by scientific evidence that it is safe to do so. It is likely that an increase in the use of waste tires as fuel will be damaging to the public's health and well being." *


CIWMB, California Integrated Waste Management Board, Tires as a Fuel Supplement: Feasibility Study. Sacramento, CA, 1992.
Page, A. et al. "Other Trace Metals" Impact of Heavy Metal Pollution on Plants. Volume 1:Effects of Trace Metals on Plant Function. N.Lepp, ed. London:Applied Science Publishers. 1980.
Petras,M.,et al. "Biotransfer and bioaccumulation of PCDD/PCDFs from soil; controlled exposure studies of chickens." Chemosphere 23:1731-1741. 1991.
*Dr. Seymour I. Schwartz, Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, in a letter to the California Integrated Waste Management Board, 1/21/1998

Article source from : http://www.notoxicburning.org/health.html